Guava Recipes (Bayabas)

When we were kids we used to have a big garden thriving with lots of guava trees, we were lucky we never planted them though :-) .  And every rainy season I remember we enjoy gathering the guavas that were on the ground after a heavy rainfall or stong winds.  My dad would make some guava jam or we just  eat them as it is.  They are not really my favorite tropical fruit, but it is rich in vitamin C and remember they grew abundantly in our neighborhood when we were kids so we obliged to eat them.
Guava’s are actually from the myrtle family, Do you know that there exist about a hundred varieties of guavas.  These shrubs were indigenous in Northern and Southern America and Mexico.  Next time you see guava’s in the market think about this: they are rich in Vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese and other dietary fiber.
There are a lot of ways on how you can cook guavas here are some of them:
Guava Jam
Sinigang sa Bayabas (Soup in Guava)

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